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Alexi Pappas

Elite Runner

Described as a Renaissance woman, Alexi is not just an elite athlete but a filmmaker, actor and writer. The Greek-American distance runner is a national record-holder in the 10,000 meter run (31:36). Her bestselling memoir-in-essays, “Bravey,” with a foreword by Maya Rudolph, has sparked a national conversation on mental health and high performance. She was invited by the U.S. Army Resilience Directorate to give a speech at the Pentagon to soldiers around the world about seeing the brain as a body part and caring for their mental health. She has been profiled in the New York Times, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, and she’s been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” As a strong believer that winning is about hard work, Alexi politely disagreed with former U.S. president Barack Obama when he complimented her running talent, calling it a natural gift.


4:36.98 MILE

10,000 METERS NATIONAL RECORD-HOLDER

FIVE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

KID GOALS

A babysitter or a singer

CAUSE

Normalizing and celebrating mental health care

FAME

Author of bestselling memoir, “Bravey”
Starred in films, “Olympic Dreams” and “Tracktown”

FAVORITE BOOK

“Wild Nights!” by Joyce Carol Oates
“Bravey” by Alexi Pappas

FAVORITE DISH

Steak or sushi

Alexi’s Running Partner

Forerunner® 745

“I absolutely love that I can get custom faces and apps on this watch. It’s all serious stats on the track, then I can switch it up with a new watch face every day.”
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